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April 21, 2017: Data Visualization Discussion

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Dear TDWI Carolinas BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Carolinas Chapter meeting on Friday April 21, 2016. Come meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. Please see our detailed meeting agenda below.


Friday April 21, 2017 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Metlife - Grace Hopper auditorium in Met1

Met1: 101 MetLife Way, Cary, NC, 27513

GPS: If your device does not recognize the address, key in:
9000 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513

From points East (Raleigh & surrounding areas) : Take I-40 West towards Durham to exit 287 for Harrison Avenue. Turn left onto Harrison, travel 0.5 miles, and turn right onto Weston Parkway. The entrance will be on your right in 1.7 miles.
From points West (RDU Airport/Durham & surrounding areas) : Take I-40 East towards Raleigh to exit 285 for Aviation Parkway. Turn right onto Aviation, travel 1.4 miles, and turn left onto Evans Road. Travel 0.7 miles and turn left onto Weston Parkway. The entrance will be on your left in 0.4 miles.


Data Visualization Discussion

Data Visualization is a hot topic these days as companies look to deliver information more effectively.  The software industry has answered by bringing a broad range of solutions to bear.  Your business users are likely already using some of these tools, but are they using them effectively?
Join us Friday morning as we take a tool agnostic  journey through some current trends and use cases around Data Visualization. We are excited to have presentations from local experts that specialize in data visualization. We will also do a panel discussion to allow folks to ask their questions and take a deep dive into this topic.
Please note: Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase to consume outside of the room. The room has a no-food/drink policy.


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8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Networking and Registration

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Introductions and Chapter Business

9:10 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Gregory Lewandowski, President at Lewandog, Inc


The Importance of Data Visualization

In this session we will talk about the importance of high-quality data visualization, and look at a strong example of how the global community is raising awareness through application.


9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Maurice Mosseri, Sr Business Intelligence Developer, BCBSNC


Prepping your company’s raw data to gain Business Intelligence


9:50 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

Katherine Fraser, BI Software Architect, Volvo


Plots and Data Points: Pulling R Charts together in a Power BI Dashboard

10:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Christina Salmi Bullock, Managing Consultant, Analytics8


Data Visualization Best Practices: Selecting appropriate chart types for different scenarios and how to organize visualizations to provide the most value

11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

Panel Discussion

11:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


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Space is limited so sign up early!

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Bios of Presenters

Business Intelligence, Consultant, and Strategy in Raleigh, North Carolina

Focused on transformation, the creation of Tableau and analytics CoE’s, data visualization, storytelling, training, and aiding others in more effectively communicating with data, I incite provocative business discussions using new perspectives, processes and technologies. I am here to stimulate fresh thinking, to shape and influence vision and strategy, and to be an agent of change. My tools are data, an open mind, experience, technology and a drive to make things better. I am known for my creativity, innovation, the conviction of my beliefs and my inability to accept mediocrity. Frequent presenter at industry events. A devoted husband, a proud father, and active in the community, I volunteer extensively with the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke.

Maurice Mosseri
I am an accountant/Financial Analyst turned self-proclaimed Data Viz Geek. I enjoy helping users see their data come to life and be able to make data based decisions. Most recently I have built a financial BI solution to help departments track their costs and make informed budget decisions. In my personal life I like to explore the Triangle with my wife and our two dogs.

Katherine Fraser
I have been working in the IT field since 1995, focusing on data modeling and visualization in multiple domains such as financial services, manufacturing, and logistics. In my current position as a BI data architect, I work with a global team to design and build data marts and reports to analyze information. I have a Masters degree in Information Systems and a weird passion for data storage and retrieval.

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